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How radio broadcasting works.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Media: Radio
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: ANOTHER GREAT FILM
JAM HANDY IS WONDERFUL, THANKS RICK.
Subject: On the Air enjoyable
"On the Air," featured David Rubinoff, violinist and orchestra leader who appeared with Eddie Cantor on the radio and in theatres during the 1930's and 40's. How formal everyone dressed in the studio,probably to give the place a touch of class. The explanation of how radio waves worked was nicely done. Historically very interesting and entertaining.
Subject: Very helpful explanation of how radio works.
I work in public radio, and this is the clearest explanation I've seen so far as to how radio works (without getting overly technical). Even though some of the terminology is a bit out-dated (I've never heard audio signals called "audio waves" - but maybe it's still in use somewhere), the explanation and theory behind it is sound. (No pun intended.)
Subject: We interrupt this program...
Somewhat dull and "just get to the point please" explanation of how Radio works. We are first shown an orchestra, and they play 2 songs. When you think it's just going to be them and them only, a voice THEN comes on and explains how radio waves bring the orchestra to your very home. Much talk about radio towers, recieving, and transmitters are then talked about. Strictly for techies only.
Steve Nordby -
Subject: You are invited same time next week
Fabulous 1930's Jam Handy explanation of how radio works, beginning with orchestra performing in the radio studio dressed in formal attire as if the radio audience was watching. The explanation of the electronics and the accompanying illustrations appear made more to impress than explain and end up doing neither. Still it's fun to listen to the proper, deep voiced, tuxedo dressed 1930's announcer read psuedo-technical jargon he hardly understands, and then announce what "Romanov and the orchestra" will play next. And of course, it is a Jam Handy film, and that means Chevy, so we listen on the car radio!